Marvel might actually be considering a ‘Secret Wars’ movie and they already have a pair of directors that they want to helm the project, according to We Got This Covered.
The Russo brothers, Anthony and Joseph, are reportedly in talks to direct a Secret Wars film, according to a Giant Freakin Robot report. The brothers have directed several Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, including two Captain America movies, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, making them some of the highest-grossing directors of all time.
Since Endgame, however, the Russos have been focused on other projects and seem to have moved on from directing more MCU movies. But in a July 2020 interview with BroBible, the brothers did say directing Secret Wars would be a dream come true.
“It would be the biggest movie you could possibly imagine, so that’s what really excites us about the story — the ambition of it is even bigger than the ambition of the Infinity Saga,” Anthony Russo said.
Joe Russo also said that he liked that in Secret Wars comic books, villains and heroes team up, and that pulling off a Secret Wars movie would be “larger in scale” than the final Avengers movies they directed because it would involve numerous characters from several comic book series that do not typically interact.
For the brothers to succeed in directing Secret Wars, the upcoming Fantastic Four and X-Men tie-ins would also need to be a success. The reboot of Fantastic Four, which will be directed by Spider-Man director Jon Watts and is set for a May 2023 release despite having not gone through casting, will be a part of the MCU.